Helen Ann (Brink) Otte Walter (b. Grand Rapids, MI, 1931) versified this psalm in 1982 for the Psalter Hymnal. She received her education at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has worked as a teacher, proofreader, and librarian. She was a member of the Poets' Workshop that worked with the revision committee to prepare psalm versifications for the 1987 Psalter Hymnal. After her first husband died and she remarried, she remained active as a freelance writer, especially of children's stories and dramas, some of which have been published in Reformed Worship under the name Helen Walter.
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st. 1 = Jer. 31:1-2, 10
st. 2 = Jer. 31:7-9a, 13
st. 3 = Jer. 31:31-34
Helen Qtte (PHH 17) prepared this versification of Jeremiah 31 in 1985 at the request of the Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee so that Jeremiah's famous "new covenant" passage could be included in the Psalter Hymnal. She chose to focus on God's salvation (st. 1), God's ingathering of his people from all parts of the earth (st. 2), and God's new covenant with the people (st. 3); all of these are main focal points in Jeremiah 31.
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Display Title: I Am the LORD Your GodFirst Line: I am the LORD your God; you are my peopleTune Title: RUSSIAAuthor: Helen OtteMeter: 11 10 11 10Scripture: Jeremiah 31; Jeremiah 31:40Date: 1987Subject: Shepherd, God/Christ as | ; Church | ; Covenant |